The Gena Branscombe Project awards its 2023 Composer Scholarship to Brittney Benton. Headshot of Brittney.
Jul. 20, 2023

The Gena Branscombe Project is proud to award its 2023 Composer Scholarship to Brittney Benton (UNLV Music, 2022). She is driven by storytelling and imagery and her music takes you on a journey through a lush melodic and harmonic soundscape, filled with personality at every turn.

Brittney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition with a Minor in Music Technology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She will be attending the Yale School of Music this fall for her Masters in Music Composition. Benton is very interested in working outside of the concert hall, especially in the realm of video game music.

Brittney’s music has been performed by the Bellevue Chamber Chorus, ZOFO, the Beo String Quartet, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, and more.

In 2020, she was named the winner of PARMA Recordings “Summer 2020 Call for Scores,” and the winner of the Bellevue Chamber Chorus’ “Emerging Composer Competition” in 2021. In 2022, she was named one of the winners of Chicago a Capella’s “Her Voice Competition.”

Recent composition festivals include the 2020 Charlotte New Music Festival and Connecticut Summerfest 2021. She attended the inaugural Akropolis Chamber Music Institute (ACMI) in 2022.

Her principal teachers include Cynthia Wong, Diego Vega, Jennifer Bellor, and Viet Cuong. She has attended masterclasses with Richard Danielpour, Michael Torke, Marc Mellits, Juan Pablo Contreras, and David Conte.